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  • 1. Man-Computer Symbiosis

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):4 - 11
    Cited by:  Papers (112)  |  Patents (2)
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    Man-computer symbiosis is an expected development in cooperative interaction between men and electronic computers. It will involve very close coupling between the human and the electronic members of the partnership. The main aims are 1) to let computers facilitate formulative thinking as they now facilitate the solution of formulated problems, and 2) to enable men and computers to cooperate in mak... View full abstract»

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  • 2. A Comparison Between Human Operator and Optimum Linear Controller RMS-Error Performance

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):18 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The rms-error performance of a human operator in a simple closed-loop control system responding to input signals from a non-Gaussian process was measured and compared with the performance of an ``optimum'' linear controller. The results show that the human operator produces rms errors which are approximately equal to those produced by a highly constrained optimum linear controller. Comparison of t... View full abstract»

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  • 3. Why Design for Maintainability?

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):87 - 92
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    The relationships among down time (a system-maintainability measure), time between failures (a system-reliability measure), equipment availability, number of equipments, number of on-call technicians, and system-readiness reliability are developed under the assumption of constant failure and repair rates. Design trade-off between reliability and maintainability is shown to be feasible with resulti... View full abstract»

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  • 4. Predictive Control of Eye Tracking Movements

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):52 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (183)
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    A simple instrument for measurement of eye movements has permitted demonstration of the fact that changing the characteristics of the target-position signal has important effects on the nature of the biological servomechanism controlling the movements. In particular, there is an adaptive predictor that allows the system to overcome its innate delays upon exposure to a regular input pattern. View full abstract»

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  • 5. Desirable Push-Button Characteristics

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):24 - 30
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    This paper reports the results of studies in a series concerning the characteristics of push-button keysets that people can operate quickly, accurately and conveniently. The studies investigated push-button arrangements, button top and lettering characteristics, and push-button force-displacement characteristics. Considerable latitude exists in the design of keysets if only keying performance is c... View full abstract»

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  • 6. Transmission of Information in Simple Manual Control Systems

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):58 - 60
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    The rate at which a man can transmit information in simple pursuit and compensatory systems is measured. Highest transmission rates are obtained with input signals whose power-density spectra correspond to RC-filtered noise. Pursuit systems gave higher transmission rates than compensatory. View full abstract»

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  • 7. The Use of Quickening in One Coordinate of a Two-Dimensional Tracking System

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):21 - 24
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    In a previous study, it was found that tracking error in one coordinate of a two-dimensional tracking system was affected by the dynamics used in the other coordinate. In particular, tracking performance progressively deteriorated as the dynamics in the two coordinates became more dissimilar. The present study seeks to extend these findings by determining how the introduction of quickening into on... View full abstract»

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  • 8. A Comparative Evaluation of a Pursuit Moving-Airplane Steering Display

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):62 - 66
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    An experiment was conducted using a flight simulator to determine the relative ease with which pilots can learn to use four types of airborne fire-control system steering displays. The four displays compared were 1) a moving-horizon display with a space-stabilized error dot, 2) a moving-horizon display with an aircraft-stabilized error dot, 3) a compensatory type moving-airplane display, and 4) a ... View full abstract»

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  • 9. An Overview of Human Factors in Electronic Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):73 - 77
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    Electronic equipment is becoming increasingly complex, and proper performance and high availability are becoming more crucial. A recent emphasis on improving maintenance planning and implementation is one method being used to assure meeting availability requirements. Human-factors contributions are essential to electronic-maintenance planning and implementation in all phases of equipment design an... View full abstract»

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